|18 Jul 2004|| John Ryan Byrd|
Charles, I really appreciate what your doing and your gallery, Keep up the work, you do really well with the inks was the first thing I noticed, your shading reminded me of all the artist that you listed above and I was thinking thier names while looking through your gallery before seeing your Gallery Home Page. I through one more in, do you know who Mike Mignola is, he did work on comic books back in my day of collecting. Your stuff looks alot like his too. I like your large blocks of ink they are really nice and provide great contrast, something I have always needed to work on myself. I am also a little of a Cthulu fan, so that is way cool. Great art, Great Start in the woods and welcome. Crap, I really like this stuff, If you access to some colors I would suggest maybe adding it under one of your peices with photo shop letting your ink work show as well. that would be really cool. Anyhow, this is some of the best new stuff I have seen in the woods in a while and congrats on your mod's. Now that your working for yourself, just take some time to build up a really nice portfolio and when you feel confident in it. start submitting it to publishers. something besides a 2nd hand inking job will most likely pan out for you. By the way, how old are you? just wondering. You got some real talent here and just take your time and keep doing it. can't wait to see more stuff.
|20 Jul 2004|| AnyGiveTime|
Agreed, I too am tired of the anime look, and its nice to see that some people out there are still able to find thier own style regardless of the massive exposure to Manga and Anime. Keep up the awsome Ink work.
|11 Aug 2004|| Anonymous|
man this is very awesome!!! really! u'v got some VERY sereus talent!!!!!!
by the way, can I use one of your pictures in my website?
PLEASE@ Charles A Peterson
replies: "While I do appreciate your opinion of my work and am flattered you think enough of it to wish to include it in a web publication, until I know more about you and your intent I have to say no. I mean no disrespect and do not wish to be contrary. I hope you understand. More information from your end might yield a different answer."
|2 Feb 2005|| C. Clayton|
Well, we share some favorite artists and/or influences. Frazetta is the Top dog in my book. ...and to compliment you properly I should say your work has both shades of Barry Winsor-Smith and Gil Kane. With perhaps a hint of Mike Kaluta... (who is a master and an artist's artist) and Mike Grell. Blah, enough name dropping. If I keep that up your head won't fit through doorways ...lol. Anyhoo, The long and short of it is, YOU got skillz. I see it and I'm payin' my respects.
I wish you well and great success in your future creative efforts, C
|27 Jun 2005|| Tana Leah|
You know, before I even read your bio, I was thinking, "Wow, this guy's work looks alot like Frank Frazetta's..." I used to read Conan mags when I was a little kid, and I gotta say, you are really good at what you do.
|16 Sep 2005|| Elijah Marquez|
I gotta tell ya, i checked out some of burne hogwarth's stuff (dont know if i spelled that out right...) and its helped immensely. Thank you for suggesting it.
|13 Nov 2005|| James Carl McKnight|
Wicked gallery. I can totally see the Frazetta/Maroto/Windsor Smith thing. Those guys are awesome and I'm a big fan of them and Robert E. Howard. Finally!! Someone who knows true Sword and Sorcery!Great work!!
|28 Sep 2007|| Silmarien|
Hi there Charles, Just like to sat thanks for providing a link to here on GemmellMania, it would be great to see some Gemmell inspired work by you.. as from what i've seen you are very talented.
|25 Apr 2008|| Bill Gage|
I wanted to say I really appreciated all of your work. I would ask how do you determine how the shadows are placed? I am so timid about placing extreme shadows on my images, that they lack the feel that yours get. Any tips? Are there any books or works you recommend to study? Charles A Peterson
replies: "My best advice is to have a good understanding of how things are shaped in 3 dimensions, especially human anatomy. I like Peck, and Bridgman for this very reason. You get a great feel for how things "wedge" together and how light falls across them. After that it is all about picking a light source and sticking with it."
|13 Sep 2012|| Faith Gerhardt|
Hello! Do you like dragons or werewolves? If you do and have time can you please look at my gallery.